Free at last! Thank God we’re free at last!
so is Miss Kitty!
The cancel culture comes to NPR Wisconsin Public Radio, which announces that it “stand[s] with the citizens of Wisconsin against racism.” Not quite Defund the Police but it will have to do. Well done, brave and noble public broadcast servants! Says WPR:
We are not afraid of difficult issues nor to stand against racism and intolerance. We offer content that provides hope and challenges perspectives. Our audiences appreciate, support, and encourage this.
We sure do! Which means WI Public Radio is not afraid of cancelling Sunday evening’s long-running Old Time Radio Drama, hosted by that fire-breathing segregationist [SNARK ALERT!] Norman Gilliland. TAKE THAT, Minneapolis police department!~ Beginning Saturday, June 20, and “after careful consideration” [the best kind!] …
WPR has decided to end production of Old Time Radio Drama, currently airing on Saturday and Sunday nights between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. statewide on most stations in The Ideas Network.
“While schedule changes can be difficult, now is the right time to end this program,” said Mike Crane, WPR director. “Many of these plays and productions were produced more than 60 years ago and include racist and sexist material.
Despite significant effort over the years, it has been nearly impossible to find historic programs without offensive and outdated content. And, ultimately, these programs don’t represent the values of WPR …
No longer will Wisconsin snowflakes, their breathing passages handkerchiefed against contamination, be subjected to public radio racism from this list of recent Old Time Radio dog-whistle broadcasts:
- The Shadow’ — In “Death From the Deep,” the Shadow investigates ships mysteriously attacked and sunk in the Atlantic.
- ‘The Whistler’ — Jack Crowley needs $10,000 fast to cover the shortage in his accounts at the bank. Along comes laughing cousin Charlie for a weekend visit…with $10,000 in cash! … in “Death Pays A Visit.”
- ‘Lux Radio Theater’ — Boiled down into an hour of Thirties drama, “The Thin Man” walks into danger and comedy as Lux Radio Theater from 1936 brings Dashiell Hammett’s classic to the air.
- ‘Our Miss Brooks’ — Two young “orphans” take over the school, in “Orphan Twins.” Originally aired 06/08/55.
- Peace On Earth: A 1942 Christmas Radio Salute To The Troops — If you have a nostalgia for old radio shows, step back in time and join us for “A 1942 Christmas Radio Salute to the Troops” with comedy, poignant moments, sound effects, vintage commercials, Christmas songs and hits from the 40’s.
⇒ You can still catch William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon tonight (06-14-2020) at 8 p.m. in an episode that aired 06-14-1959 “Pete Bass Gang Kidnaps Kitty.” Drinking contest every time you catch the subliminal racism!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Not seeing any Amos & Andy here but how did Marshall Dillon sneak past UW’s speech police? WI Public Radio, better stock up on plywood!